Current Notifications

  1. Attention: Proof of COVID-19 Immunization required for entry

    Wed, 09/22/2021 - 6:10 pm

    Important Health & Safety Update

    As of September 20, 2021, the Calgary Zoo requires all visitors 12 years of age and older to provide proof of one of the following before being permitted entry:

    • Government-issued proof of COVID-19 double vaccination (between September 20 – October 25, proof of a single dose will be accepted if given two or more weeks prior to attendance);
    • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within the previous 72 hours (either PCR or Rapid Test); or
    • Documentation of a medical exemption.

    Visitors will also be required to show their government-issued ID. Those who are unable to show proof of one of the items listed above will be denied entry. This applies to all visitors aged 12 years and older.

Archived Notifications

  1. Attention: Proof of COVID-19 Immunization & Playground and Habitat Closure Notifications

    Fri, 09/17/2021 - 8:29 am

    Important Health & Safety Update

    Effective September 20, 2021, the Calgary Zoo will require all visitors 12 years of age and older to provide proof of one of the following before being permitted entry:

    • Government-issued proof of COVID-19 double vaccination (between September 20 – October 25, proof of a single dose will be accepted if given two or more weeks prior to attendance);
    • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within the previous 72 hours (either PCR or Rapid Test); or
    • Documentation of a medical exemption.

    Those who are unable to show proof of one of the items listed above will be denied entry. This applies to all visitors aged 12 years and older.

    Temporary Closure Notifications

    • Playground: In addition, please note the Brawn Family Foundation Bugtopia will be closed to the public on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 for major playground maintenance. The play space will reopen on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Thank you for your understanding! 

    • Snow Leopard Habitat: Please note the snow leopards will not be viewable on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, while we replace the viewing glass panels in their habitat. We appreciate your patience as we make the zoo the best it can be for the animals we love and care for!

    • Outdoor Penguin Habitat: Please note the Humboldt penguins will not be viewable on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 and Wednesday, September 22, 2021 while the outdoor habitat undergoes maintenance. 

    We appreciate your patience as we make the zoo the best it can be for the animals we love and care for! 

  2. Attention: The Canadian Wilds section is closing early on Monday, September 13, 2021

    Fri, 09/03/2021 - 4:44 pm

    Please note the Canadian Wilds will be closing early Monday, September 13th for a private function. Last entry will be at 3:30 p.m. with the section closing at 4:15 p.m. Thank you for your understanding.

    A friendly reminder that mask wear is required for all visitors aged 2+ inside all Calgary Zoo buildings (including animal habitats, indoor dining, washrooms, and retail shops) in accordance with the provincial and AHS guidelines. 

    We look forward to warmly welcoming you!

  3. Attention: The Calgary Zoo is closing early on Friday, August 27, 2021

    Wed, 08/25/2021 - 11:05 am

    Please note the Calgary Zoo will be closing at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 27th in order to prepare for the Wild About Art experience.

    Last entry on this day will be at 3:00 p.m. Grounds will be cleared by 4:00 p.m. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, August 28th, 2021. 

    We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your support as we continue to bring exceptional evening experiences to the Calgary Zoo! 

  4. We're open! Come visit us for a WILD summer adventure!

    Tue, 07/06/2021 - 1:00 pm

    The Calgary Zoo is open for daily zoo visits! Here's what you can expect on your next visit:

    • Timed Tickets are no longer required. Day admission tickets can be purchased online or in person at the gate. Members must show their membership card at the gate for entry.

    • Visitors are no longer required to wear masks in buildings or indoor animal habits at the Calgary Zoo. 

    • We have returned to a two-way flow on park.

    We look forward to warmly welcoming our visitors and members for a WILD summer at the Calgary Zoo!

  5. Please note: the Canadian Wilds will be closed on July 6 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Sat, 07/03/2021 - 3:22 pm

    Important Update: The Canadian Wilds will be closed on Tuesday, July 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a private function. Thank you for your understanding.

    The Calgary Zoo is open for daily zoo visits! As part of the provincial re-opening plan in Stage 3, here's what you can expect on your next visit:

    • Visitors will no longer be required to purchase a timed ticket for their visit starting July 1. Day admission tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Members can show their card at the gate for immediate entry.

    • Mask wear will remain mandatory in all indoor habitats and buildings as part of the Civic Bylaw. We also want to remind visitors that physical distancing is everyone's responsibility at the Calgary Zoo.

    • We will be returning to a two-way flow on park.

    We look forward to warmly welcoming our visitors and members for a wild summer at the Calgary Zoo!

  6. We're open! Come visit us for a WILD summer adventure!

    Thu, 07/01/2021 - 9:00 am

    The Calgary Zoo is open for daily zoo visits! As part of the provincial re-opening plan in Stage 3, here's what you can expect on your next visit:

    • Visitors will no longer be required to purchase a timed ticket for their visit starting July 1. Day admission tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Members can show their card at the gate for immediate entry.

    • Mask wear will remain mandatory in all indoor habitats and buildings as part of the Civic Bylaw. We also want to remind visitors that physical distancing is everyone's responsibility at the Calgary Zoo.

    • We will be returning to a two-way flow on park.

    We look forward to warmly welcoming our visitors and members for a wild summer at the Calgary Zoo!

  7. Attention: The Calgary Zoo is closing early on Friday, June 25, 2021

    Tue, 06/22/2021 - 9:19 am

    Please note the Calgary Zoo will be closing at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021 in order to prepare for the Zoo Brew experience.

    The last timed entry on this day will be from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Grounds will be cleared by 4:00 p.m. Regular hours will resume Saturday, June 26, 2021.

    We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your support as we continue to bring exceptional evening experiences to the Calgary Zoo! 

  8. Attention: The Calgary Zoo is closing early on Thursday, June 17, 2021

    Mon, 06/14/2021 - 4:15 pm

    Please note the Calgary Zoo will be closing at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in order to prepare for the Dino-Nite experience.

    The last timed entry on this day will be from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Grounds will be cleared by 4:00 p.m. Regular hours will resume Friday, June 18, 2021.

    We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your support as we continue to bring exceptional evening experiences to the Calgary Zoo! 

     

  9. We're open (and so are our buildings)! Come visit us for your next Zooventure!

    Wed, 06/09/2021 - 5:40 pm

    The Calgary Zoo is open for daily zoo visits! As of June 10, 2021, in alignment with the provinces reopening plan for Stage 2, our indoor animal habitats and buildings are open with limited capacity (excluding Cequel Energy Lodge and Panda Passage).

    We continue to maintain our one-way safety-minded Zooventure. Timed tickets are required and must be purchased online in advance. Tickets are not sold onsite. Visitors must wear masks indoors as per the civic bylaw and physical distancing is everyone's responsibility.

    We appreciate your understanding and look forward to warmly welcoming you to the Calgary Zoo!